Hyena's Comedy Nightclub – Dallas
I-75 and Mockingbird Lane inside Mockingbird Station next door to the Angelica Theatre
I-75 and Mockingbird Lane
inside Mockingbird Station next door to the Angelica Theatre
Dallas Open Mic
Doors open 6:30
Showtime 8:00 - 1am
Doors open 7:30
Two-item minimum purchase per person.Friday Shows
Doors open 7:30 & 9:00
Showtimes 8:30 & 10:30
Doors open 7:00 & 9:00
Showtimes 8:00 & 10:30
Admission is $12 with a two-item minimum purchase per person in the showroom.
Preferred Seating is available on request for $17 per person and is recommended for the best seats. Prices are for general admission and don't apply to special events.
Comedian Dean Edwards has been making his mark in comedy following two successful seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. With such memorable impressions as Don Cheadle, Michael Jackson, and Denzel Washington, as well as such original characters as Man in Elevator and Cop #2, Edwards has pushed himself to the limits of creativity and exhaustion. Always the multitasker, Edwards found the momentum to juggle his Saturday Night Live career, his numerous stand-up appearances, and multiple television appearances. Edwards most recently appeared in Showtime’s Comics Without Borders, the nine-week comedy series which showcased multicultural stand up comedians. Currently devoting his career to his first love, stand-up comedy, Edwards will release a comedy DVD with Salient Media in mid-2009.
In addition to stand-up, Edwards has made several late-night appearances, including The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Last Call with Carson Daly. He is also a favorite and frequent guest on Byron Allen’s Comics Unleashed and is frequently providing comedic commentary on various VH1 highlight shows. Director Malcolm D. Lee also chose Edwards to finish Bernie Mac’s voice/ADR work on Soul Men after the comedian’s untimely death. Edwards also provided the voice-over of Barack Obama on the new CNN show, DL Hughley Breaks the News.
Born in the Bronx and raised throughout various parts of New York, Edwards' travels have made it easy for him to communicate with all walks of life. After dividing his college career between classes and a six-year term in the United States Army Reserve, Edwards ultimately made the choice to devote his career to comedy. Although his fellow soldiers loved his impressions of their drill sergeant, Edwards spent many an afternoon doing push-ups to pay for his comedic talent. That talent paid off and Edwards found his career when he participated in his college talent show. Armed with a degree in communications, Edwards became an in-demand comic and landed his first big break on Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam. Though the show is renowned for its blue humor, Edwards found a way to break the traditional mold with his mainstream appeal.
Subsequently, he was a featured comedian on Showtime at the Apollo a few years later. Edwards followed his television appearances by starring in numerous commercials, and he also worked with Spike Lee on the hit feature film, The Original Kings of Comedy. Edwards has since earned a reputation as a headlining favorite at comedy clubs and colleges across the country. Read more...
As soon as Darren Carter takes the stage he unleashes a captivating flurry of impersonations, observations and off-the-wall social commentary that is a comedy experience unlike any other. Darren's contagious charm and vivid imagery paints a picture that is both relatable and one of a kind--no wonder critics nationwide are calling his act 'one of a kind' and 'a must see'. With acerbic wit, brilliant delivery, Read more...
Since graduating from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2002 with a degree in Communications, Matt Golightly resisted the urge to take a nine-to-five job and turned his, at one-time hobby, and true love - stand-up comedy - into a career. His takes on dating, the club scene, politics, and popular culture strike a comedic nerve with audiences of all ages. No angst, no angry rants, just good clean fun from this self-proclaimed “square”. His personable and likeable stage presence has taken him to clubs and college campuses all over Texas Read more...
Kevin Farley frequents numerous comedy clubs around the country. He is a regular at notable venues such as The Laugh Factory in LA and Chicago, The Improv in LA and Palm Beach, Florida and The Comedy Store. Farley studied at the famous Second City in Chicago and then soon after starred in films such as Black Sheep (with his brother Chris Farley) and The Waterboy with Adam Sandler, and leading roles in An American Carol, White Knight just to name a few. His TV guest appearances have been on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Rules of Engagement, Read more...
Chris Porter - NYE
Best known for his third place finish on the Season 4 of Last Comic Standing, Chris Porter has been a touring comic since he was 23. Since the beginning Chris’ raw energy and unique perspective has distinguished him as one of the elite comics in the industry. Born and raised in Kansas City, Chris brings a true stand‐up experience to his live shows. There are no sound cues, no puppets, and no catch phrases. Just gut wrenching laughter drawn from his own experience and observations. Chris can also be seen on his own “Comedy Central Presents” special and “Live at Gotham”.
Special Guest Todd Larson - NYE
People always ask comics... "How did you get into comedy?" Todd's answer isn't a simple one. Although somewhat of a class clown in his teen years, he didn't find his comedy legs till his late 20's. After the death of his mother followed shortly after by a bad break up (I know, women!?!) he found himself in a stand-up comedy workshop. Todd's thinking... "Well things can't get much worse, let's try stand-up". After the 4-week class and a showcase show, that's all it took. He was hooked.
Since then, Todd's outspoken personality and acerbic delivery has made him an audience favorite wherever he performs. After honing his comedy skills over the last 10 years, Todd has Read more...
Averaging more than 200 shows a year, Slade has performed in thirty-six countries on six different continents over the last fifteen years. Whether in Amsterdam, Toronto, or Texas, he cuts right to the heart of what makes the audience tick. There’s no pageantry, no props, no musical cues or novelty closer; he doesn’t have to take his pants off on stage to get huge laughs.
A seasoned headliner at clubs across the United States, Slade closed XM/Sirius’s two hour long, Best of Texas special and all three of his full length albums continue to receive daily airplay on both the Raw Dog and Blue Collar Comedy stations. Slade also returned to Montreal where his short film, A Fistful of Pills, went up against Kevin Pollack at the Just for Laughs festival and won, was a staff writer for the African Film Critics Awards, and most recently he appeared on A&E’s Flipped Off alongside Survivor’s Russel Hantz. You even saw him in ring at Wrestlemania XXV. Ok, that last part is a lie.
Slade is a veteran behind the microphone, both on stage and off. He is a regular on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show, co-host of The Outlaw Dave Show in Houston, and host of the wildly popular bi-weekly Whiskey Brothers Podcast, which frequently lands in the Top 25 comedy podcasts on iTunes and spawned a Jack Daniel’s sponsored tour and a feature length comedy special.
His real passions lie on the road, however – traveling the world and collecting stories. He has free-climbed mountains and been swimming with sharks. He blew out his Achilles tendon dancing to Irish music. He’s wrestled a cheetah and beaten up a midget. He’s wandered Australia’s outback, been lost in Cambodian jungles, and hiked a good part of the Andes. He ran from the cops in The Philippines and was escorted through Cairo in an armored convoy. He drank a bottle of whiskey on a Saturday night and woke up the next morning in a black Baptist church. He is anything but boring.
Slade has also taken his show overseas to the United States military twice a year for the last decade. He was telling jokes in Germany two weeks after 9/11, he’s hopped from base to base across Japan and Korea for the Air Force, and has been dropped off by Blackhawk helicopter to do spontaneous sets for soldiers in the Iraqi desert and the mountains of Afghanistan.
When not on stage, Slade drinks Irish whiskey on the rocks and listens to rock and roll much too loud. One day he hopes to write a book, host a travel show, and continue to trick the world into paying him to do the things he loves to do. He keeps a very expensive storage unit in Houston, TX. Read more...
Tony started stand-up comedy at the world famous Comedy Store in Hollywood in 2007. An amazing comedy club known for being a hub of development, Tony used the darkness and freedom of the club to mend his trademark style of dark edgy jokes and seamlessly going in and out of material and crowd-work. While constantly doing stand-up, he has also written for the last five Comedy Central Roasts and hosts his popular live podcast "KillTony". His popularity began to thrive in 2014 after becoming a regular guest on The Joe Rogan Experience. Tony's first comedy special "ONE SHOT" is due for release January 15, 2016 only available on Netflix.
Lisa Landry came up through the famed New York City comedy circuit to become an audience favorite at clubs, colleges and theaters across the country. Landry has appeared on CBS’s “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” & “The Bonnie Hunt Show” on NBC. She starred in her own half-hour special, “Comedy Central Presents Lisa Landry”. And a nationwide vote catapulted her special Read more...
Born in New Jersey, raised in Atlanta, and, in 2012, winner of Houston's Funniest Person, Matthew Broussard is not exactly sure where he's from. Matthew got a degree in Mathematics to launch a career in finance before moving to West Hollywood to make comedy his full time pursuit. His brand of playful humor ranges from physics and grammar to the hardships of looking like a villain from an 80s movie. He can be seen on Read more...
J.R. Brow went to college, became a stand-up comic, and eventually toured 49 states and 4 continents with his guitar in hand. His original stand-up comedy instantly won over young and old fans alike. Almost immediately, J.R. marched to the finals of the San Francisco Comedy Competition. He has opened for performers like Dana Carvey, Ray Romano, Bill Hicks, and Steven Wright. He's recently been featured on Read more...
Nick Guerra is one of the most exciting breakthrough comedians quickly making an impact on television and winning over audiences across the country with his high-energy and hilarious show. Most recently, Nick made his stand-up late night debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Nick also released his first comedy album, Love: The Nick’s Tape, available on iTunes. He is an audience favorite from NBC’s Last Comic Standing, won the 2015 NBC Stand Up Showcase, and made his Comedy Central debut on Gabriel Iglesias’ Stand Up Revolution. Nick regularly works with fellow comedians including Cristela Alonzo, Michael Yo and Jo Koy.
A former trucker, pooper scooper, & charm school graduate from Charlotte, North Carolina, Julie has been touring as a full time standup comedian for over 15 years. On the road approximately 36 weeks a year with one week a month set aside for "marriage preservation". She loves riding her motorcycle to gigs & you'll frequently see her 2004 Harley Road King parked outside the club, theater, radio, or TV station.
Julie's regularly heard on XM/Sirius Blue Collar Radio, as well as many syndicated stations including the John Boy & Billy Show, and the Bob & Sheri Show, (Charlotte, NC), & the Bob & Tom Show (Indianapolis, IN). A Southern girl with universal appeal, Julie's shows sell out from Florida to Oregon. Folks actually WANT to sit in the front row & have been known to return a second night, just so they can bring friends that haven't yet seen her. "Phyllis Diller started comedy at 37 years old & so did I. She went on to have a fabulous career that lasted over 40 years. I hope to be just as fortunate. It's so awesome to be doing exactly what I feel like I'm meant to do!".
After living on a boat in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, Julie & her husband, Mark moved back to the states in 1997. It was time to make her next career move after being a sales rep for Frito-Lay. "I sold Doritos on an island where 50% of the people smoked pot! Talk about a market niche!" While she & her husband were deciding their next career moves, they went to open mike nights at the Charlotte, NC Comedy Zone. "It was all guys & they were SO awful! Mark said I was funnier, so I gave it a try. I was immediately hooked & have been performing ever since!" Read more...
Pat Godwin has blossomed into one of the most clever comedians and prolific, award-winning comedy songwriters in the business. Pat first got national airplay with the holiday classic he crafted with his brothers James and Jack called, “Let’s Put Christ Back in Christmas” from the album Reindeer Games. After that, it wasn’t long before Godwin’s talents were being used on radio morning shows; a medium Pat is more than familiar with. He’s appeared on every top morning show you can think of, worked for 6 years as a part of Philadelphia’s Morning Zoo, 3 years for The Bob & Tom Show, and was a frequent guest and contributor to both Howard Stern’s radio and TV shows.
It comes as no surprise that Godwin is enjoying some success, seeing as how he possesses one of the most entertaining and original live shows in the business. He was featured on NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2009. Because he has such strong material and highly developed improvisational skills, no two shows are ever the same… not even close. And don’t let that sly boyish smile fool you; it only takes about three seconds on stage to realize that Pat’s comedy has an edge to it. With a mix of quirky, personal musings and off-the-cuff remarks, Godwin can segue in to any one of his songs, performed in an endless array of musical styles. He recently headlined The Irish Comedy Tour employing his vast catalog of Irish material and original drinking songs like, “Switch To Beer” and “Maybe It’s Time To Go Home”.
Though Pat’s been charming audiences in clubs for years and has been featured on every major radio morning show in the country, one of his greatest achievements came with the release of 2005’s “Under the Bed“. Godwin wrote and recorded an eclectic compilation of new tunes, and live favorites, as well as exorcising some of the demons left behind from a relationship gone wrong. But don’t let that dark description scare you; “Under the Bed” is hilarious, and getting heavy rotation on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show. It contains the Number 1 most requested song on morning radio, “Gangsta Folk,” as well as the International Songwriting Competition award winning songs, “C’est La Vie” and “First Date”. Read more...
Chris Franjola is a writer/comedian born and raised on Long Island who now lives and works in Los Angeles. He’s currently a writer and a regular performer on E!’s hit show “Chelsea Lately”. Chris also starred on the scripted comedy series “After Lately”, which aired for three seasons on E! He is also the host of the Sons of Anarchy after show "Anarchy Afterword", airing live on FX. When he isn’t busy writing Read more...
Maronzio Vance is a Los Angeles-based writer, actor, and comedian. His blunt, sarcastic and witty style has landed him appearances on Wanda Sykes: Wanda Does It, Jamie Foxx's Laffapolooza, Last Comic Standing, and The Tonight Show. In 2012, Maronzio wrote on Fox's pilot remake of In living Color and shot a half-hour special for Comedy Central that same year. In 2014, he was a regular on Fox's comedy series Enlisted and has appeared in several national Miller Lite Commercials. Maronzio's curmudgeonly nature paired with raw intelligence is highlighted in his debut comedy album Laughmatic, where he seamlessly moves from deep political commentary to extremely relatable complaints of the average American experience. With a comfortable stage presence, he continues to tell stories and perform stand-up regularly throughout Los Angeles and all around the country. His passion for hip-hop, sports, and comics becomes apparent through his engaging commentary on stage. He will next be seen starring in Lopez, a new TV Land series starring George Lopez, as a series regular, essentially playing himself, as the character Maronzio.
Dan’s unusual observations and unique autobiographical stand-up have earned him numerous television performances on The Tonight Show (both Conan and Leno have invited him over to the couch!), Showtime’s “Live from Amsterdam”, Comedy Central Presents, a one-hour Comedy Central special - “Crazy with A Capital F”, Last Comic Standing, Nickelodeon’s Mom’s Night Out, and on many other late night and cable programs. He was a cast member for the the last three seasons of The World’s Dumbest on TruTv, and has appeared on several other pop up commentary series, including VH1’s I Love the 2000’s. Expanding his resume into behind the camera work, Dan’s also written or helped produce numerous reality shows the past few years, including Duck Dynasty on A&E, Porter Ridge on Discovery, Town of the Living Dead on SyFy and he is currently writing for two upcoming series being produced by Red Bull. Never taking a break from standup, Dan continues to tour and will be releasing Chinese Affection, his fourth album on Warner Brothers Records, in 2015. This new material was originally recorded for Pandora after the leading internet radio provider chose Dan as their very first comic to spotlight due to his popularity on their stations. Dan will also be recording another special with Warner Brothers in 2015, and, you can now watch him every week, Monday-Thursday, 9-10am PST on Playboy, as he is the new co-host of The Playboy Morning Show, the network’s most popular and longest running series.
Comedy veteran and world traveler, Louis Ramey loves what he does for a living, performing stand-up comedy over the past 20 years. Louis can be seen currently hosting TV Land Prime Movie Block's. Other recent TV appearances include TBS Presents: A Very Funny Festival: Just For Laughs, and TBS Promo's Bitcoms. He has been all over TV and the Net. You have seen him as a finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing, Read more...
Taking time off from his own show in Las Vegas, Don Barnhart will bring his hysterically funny comedy hypnosis show to Hyena’s Comedy Club before heading out on a month long tour to entertain the troops overseas.
The Don Barnhart Comedy Hypnosis Show is part stand up, part improv, part hypnosis and full on funny! It is a musical, fast-paced romp through the volunteers' subconscious mind releasing their hidden talents. Barnhart turns his audience members into the stars of the show keeping audiences on the edge of their seats, howling with laughter and coming back for more.
Don’s show is as entertaining as it is empowering and he has a series of self-hypnosis & motivational audio CDs, books and other programs that can offer you a way to focus your efforts to unlock the power of your subconscious mind and take control of your life. Don has even put up a free hypnosis session on his website to help our troops with PTSD.
Barnhart is fast becoming one of the most sought after hypnosis acts with record-breaking attendance at comedy clubs across the country. The Las Vegas Review/Journal recently called Barnhart's show one of their "Best Bets" and Don has been called “America’s Funniest Hypnotist”.
Don currently stars in the upcoming sitcom Class Clowns written by himself and comedian Keith Lyle from The Hangover movie. Don also stars in Finding The Funny with Brad Garrett and Louie Anderson. He is the creator and host of The Freedom of Speech Comedy Series and was recently featured on the best of The Bob and Tom Show. Don is also a regular on the comedy channels on Sirius/XM satellite radio.
Don is currently editing the cannabis comedy Reefer Rendum and is currently in preproduction on the new comedy film The Freeloader, which he wrote and will star in.
In his off time, Barnhart teaches stand up, improv and comedy writing at his Las Vegas Comedy Institute and is working on the new book Battle Comics - Laughing On The Front Lines about his experiences traveling around the world entertaining the US Military. Read more...
Ester Steinberg, a comedy writer and performer based in Los Angeles, started her career performing stand-up on high school lunch tables in Tampa, Florida. While attending New York University, she took full advantage of the city's thriving comedy scene and quickly became a regular at Caroline's New Talent Night. Before long, she was touring nationwide. Now at the ripe age of 24, she writes and stars in “Becoming LA”, a web series showcasing her talent for sketch and improv through an array of crazy characters. Ester performs at the Laugh Factory, Comedy Store, Improv and has trained at the infamous Groundlings theater. She hosts her own monthly show at the Kibitz Room at Canter’s frequented by comedians such as Bill Burr, TJ Miller, and Natasha Leggero. Ester has been featured in Time Out New York and most recently performed at the prestigious Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland. Her style of comedy is smart and witty with immense energy, theatrical character act-outs and edgy one-liners.
Credits include: Oxygen’s Funny Girls, AXS Live, Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Meredith Vieira Show and Spike TV.
Special Event - John Caparulo
Comedian John Caparulo is perhaps best known as the under-dressed everyman from the former E! hit show, Chelsea Lately. Cap, as he's known by his friends and fans, has also made multiple appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy Central Presents, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Blue Collar Comedy: The Next Generation, and as a standout performer in Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show. His first 1-hour special, "Meet Cap", was released in 2009 and premiered on Comedy Central later that year. More recently, in addition to touring as a popular national headliner, Cap appeared as part of Ron White's Salute To The Troops on CMT, a network on which he became well-known as the host of the surprisingly hilarious show, Mobile Home Disaster.
Caparulo's stand-up comedy has become a favorite for Sirius XM fans, which led to his former radio show, The Mad Cap Hour, and currently, the Domestic Disputes podcast, which are both available on iTunes. His second stand-up special, entitled "John Caparulo: Come Inside Me", launched on Netflix in 2013 with DVD and CD versions following shortly after. Cap has also begun an innovative adaptation to the current media trends with Caplets, monthly clips of fresh stand-up comedy that can be viewed on his website, JohnCaparulo.com. Read more...